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Houston a Top 10 STEM City


The Brookings Institute just ranked Houston No. 9 on its list of the hottest metros for advanced industries. (Austin was close behind at No. 11.) The study says nearly 13% of Houston's jobs come from "advanced industries"—ones characterized by R&D, science, technology, engineering and math workers. Locally, that's mostly in the energy industry; Brookings says "the world's energy capital has diversified upstream, downstream, and sideways from its core expertise into an advanced industry powerhouse." No surprise; No. 1 in the country is San Jose (Silicon Valley), CA [Brookings]

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